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Loaded transducer for downhole drilling components

United States Patent

May 5, 2009
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A system for transmitting information between downhole components has a first downhole component with a first mating surface and a second downhole component having a second mating surface configured to substantially mate with the first mating surface. The system also has a first transmission element with a first communicating surface and is mounted within a recess in the first mating surface. The first transmission element also has an angled surface. The recess has a side with multiple slopes for interacting with the angled surface, each slope exerting a different spring force on the first transmission element. A second transmission element has a second communicating surface mounted proximate the second mating surface and adapted to communicate with the first communicating surface.
Hall; David R. (Provo, UT), Fox; Joe (Spanish Fork, UT), Daly; Jeffery E. (Cypress, TX)
IntelliServ International Holding (KY)
11/ 162,103
August 29, 2005
FEDERAL SPONSORSHIP This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-01NT41229 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.